Overview
The modern workforce has become increasingly diverse in its makeup, embracing employees from various underrepresented backgrounds. Consequently, there’s been a growing emphasis on enhancing workplace inclusion initiatives. These initiatives have been crucial in ensuring equitable support and opportunities for all employees, regardless of background and in turn, driving allyship. Allyship is the active practice of individuals supporting and advocating for underrepresented groups to promote equity and inclusion. Organisations have a collective responsibility to cultivate a the best workplace environment for everyone to prosper. To do this allyship must be ingrained at the heart of all workplace policies. Employees and employers must unite through sharing best practices to build and develop new strategies to foster a culture of allyship.

  • As of 2023, Black and minority ethnic staff make up 24.2% of the NHS workforce, according to NHS England
  • 6% of civil servants declared themselves as disabled in 2022 as shown by Government data
  • Only one third of UK employees have spoken up against discrimination or exclusion of a minority colleague at work, according to a survey done by the Waters Group in 2022,

Join us at The Allyship in the Workplace Conference 2024 to hear the latest updates from experts on developing and promoting a culture of allyship and supporting people of all backgrounds in the workplace. Engage with best practice case studies from across the public sector on a range of key topics, including co-producing workplace inclusion policies and combating microaggressions. You will also have the opportunity to network with senior colleagues from across sectors to discuss challenges you have faced in engaging employees from all backgrounds in workplace allyship initiatives.

Why Attend:

High-level keynotes on the latest guidance on equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace

Listen and learn from best practice case studies on developing inclusive policies, creating allyship networks, and centring allyship in recruitment and retention initiatives

Networking opportunities with speakers and senior colleagues from across the public sector

4 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota

NEW AND EXCLUSIVE TO YOUR
CONFERENCE PACKAGE – GE Insights:

This year’s conference package includes 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource of case study focused videos, articles, lived experiences and more (RRP £199). Gain unlimited access to our online platform when you purchase your conference ticket.

Key benefits include:

 ✓100s of Exclusive Case Studies – fingertip access to videos and articles covering all key sectors ALL CPD certified

 ✓Key Sessions from All Our Conferences – gain valuable insights from our past, present, and future events (160+ pa)

 ✓Articles and Interviews – learn from our network of expert speakers and contributors explore further the key discussions from the conferences

 ✓Additional CPD Hours – automatically earn more for everything you watch, read, and hear

 ✓Your Own CPD Dashboard – charts your progress, allows you to add notes, download your activities, and save/print an official CPD certificate

 ✓Personalised Homepage – only see the relevant content you need to save time

 ✓30+ New Uploads Each Month – we’re adding new content every week to ensure you stay engaged and informed all year round.

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

Agenda
  • Online Registration 

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks 

    Professor Sharon Mavin, Professor of Leadership and Organization Studies, Newcastle University (CONFIRMED)

     

  • Keynote: Nurturing Allyship and Cultivating Inclusive Workplaces: Transforming Awareness to Action

    • Practical strategies to translate awareness into a proactive action plan that fosters an inclusive workplace
    • Embracing a commitment to ongoing education and self-reflection to address issues and challenges around EDI
    • Encouraging open conversations about inclusion to foster mutual understanding through education and discussion
    • Outlining the social responsibility of workplaces in driving allyship as part of a larger effort towards systemic change and social justice
    • Championing equality initiatives by through facilitating organisation-wide campaigns

    Senior representative, ACAS (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Developing a Whole-Organisation Culture of Allyship in the Workplace

    • Encouraging and educating staff on the use of inclusive language and the impact it can have to help develop greater understanding
    • Creating pathways for equitable career progression for staff from minority and disadvantaged backgrounds
    • Securing organisation-wide buy-in through engaging executive teams in discussions on allyship and the business case
    • Guidance on building the concept of allyship into staff development programmes and workplace policies
    • Strategies for involving minority groups in developing and delivering inclusivity training and educational interventions

    Amy Smith, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Business in the Community (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Celebrating Inclusivity Champions: Recognising the Inclusive Engineering Excellence Hub and Dedicated Advocates

    Prof Sheryl Williams, Professor of Engineering Education Technology, Director of Studies for Postgraduate aught Programmes and Director of Teaching Practice, Loughborough University (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Breakout Networking: Fostering Workplace Allyship: Navigating Challenges and Collaborating on Strategies to Promote Allyship Initiatives

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face in promoting allyship initiatives across all organisation’s levels. We encourage you to share what strategies developing to engage employees in workplace allyship. Take this time to share your experiences and network with senior colleagues.

  • Comfort Break

  • Interactive Session: Engaging Men in Workplace Allyship Initiatives

    Daniele Fiandaca, CEO, Token Man (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Inclusive Support Networks: Advancing Disability Representation to Generate Allyship in the Workplace

    • Establishing support groups as allyship spaces to provide disabled employees with safe spaces to discuss workplace challenges with colleagues
    • Training line managers to adapt ways of working and make reasonable adjustments for disabled staff
    • Collaborating with external allies and experts to demonstrate a commitment to collective action and collaboration
    • Practical tips on gaining senior leadership buy-in to garner allyship from the top down and influence agile working policies

    Mark Johns, Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (Invited)

  • Case Study: Women Empowerment Allies: Enhancing Career Development and Workplace Progression

    • Delivering training and comprehensive career guidance to help women’s reintegration into the workplace after a period of absence
    • Empowering women in leadership through offering robust upskilling and career development programs strengthening allyship by promoting women’s management roles
    • Implementing flexible work arrangements that consider female employees circumstances promoting a culture of allyship
    • Working in partnership with women’s charities and community groups to co-produce allyship strategies and policies

    Sophie Lloyd, Head of Economic Development, Milton Keynes City Council (Invited)

  • Questions & Answers Session

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be HR professionals and senior managers from across the private, public and voluntary sectors.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

Sponsorship

We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

✓ Network with key decision makers from across the NHS
✓ Meet your target audience in the sector
✓ Listen and Learn from leading industry experts from across the sector
✓ Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
✓ Speak alongside industry leading experts
✓ Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:


Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email Sponsorship@GovernmentEvents.co.uk 

Pricing
  • Public Sector Rate incl. GE Insights: £260 +VAT
  • Voluntary Sector Rate incl. GE Insights:: £260 +VAT
  • Private Sector Rate incl. GE Insights:: £425 +VAT